Not So Tall Tales

You, Me, and Cancer – My New Threesome

So, if you haven’t noticed I’ve been a bit absent from the blog. Sorry about that, I’ve been thinking about you all a lot – wondering how to break the big news.

Surprise, I have Leukemia.

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Oh and a boyfriend, he’s great. I know I’m no longer single but as one of the founding members I couldn’t not contribute.

Back to cancer.

I was diagnosed with ALL back in March, March 28th to be exact. It was a complete shock. Sure I had mild bruising from unknown causing, and was constantly complaining of fatigue and just all around difficulty exaggerating energy. But winter was coming to an end and I just thought it was the normal out-of-shapeness. Instead I was stuck with an eye opening diagnosis in the ER room at 2pm on a Friday before starting my new job.

To answer a few of the question I know you’re wondering:

1. Yes I’m going to be fine eventually. I’ve been banged up pretty well and have many new battle wounds but have just finished my second round of chemo and am now awaiting the latest bone marrow biospy results (yes that’s as painful as it sounds) before my team decide the next course of action.

2. I did lose my hair. I ended up shaving it before it all fell out, a way to say fuck you to cancer and see it go on my own terms. It’s finally starting to come in, though I have two sweet wigs to wear in the interim.

2.b. No you don’t lose any other body hair – such bull shit amiright?

3. Yes my boyfriend and I still have sex – well when it’s allowed. We now have to schedule when we can full out kiss and have certain restrictions when my counts dip too low. But he is patient, loving, and still thinks I’m sexy – so we’re doing just fine.

4. No I wasn’t constantly throwing up from chemo. They only times I had massive throw up attacks was when I caught stomach bugs or from pills on an empty stomach.

5.  Yes I plan on trying to play the cancer card to meet my beloved Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. “I don’t know when, I don’t know how…”

6. It’s not that I’ve been lazy, one of the chemo’s side effects is constant pins and needles in my finger tips. So every time I type it’s a bit painful – making writing entire posts take a lot longer than they used to.

7. Chemo brain is real.

In conclusion, I’m sorry I’ve been gone. I love you folks and promise to be back again real soon. Who knows, maybe I’ll start some super fun posts about balancing cancer treatments and a relationship – though so far that hasn’t been too hard.

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3 thoughts on “You, Me, and Cancer – My New Threesome

  1. Sorry to hear your not feeling well.. All the best to you..Feel better . Just found your blog and started commenting on some old posts.. Again All The Best..Thanks.

  2. No I wasn’t constantly throwing up from chemo. They only times I had massive throw up attacks was when I caught stomach bugs or from pills on an empty stomach.

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